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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

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Chewy, monster-sized oatmeal cookies stuffed with nuts and chocolate chips, enhanced with a hint of cinnamon.

Makes about 36

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butter (at room temperature)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies from rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

NOTE: For 6 dozen (72) smaller cookies, use 2 tablespoons dough for each. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 18 minutes.

Note: As seen on "Good Morning America."

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Reviews of Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies:

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  A cookie baker in Texas  Jan 28, 2017
Would make this again.
This is the 3rd batch of these cookies I have made. Delicious every time with a great texture! 5 stars

  Christina in Olathe  Dec 28, 2016
Would make this again.
Best cookies ever. If you make them, make sure to use quality butter (not generic), like Land O\'Lakes or Kerry Gold. Also, use cinnamon from Vietnam (Saigon cinnamon), because it is far superior than regular cinnamon. Although the recipe doesn\'t call for it, I dust mine with powdered sugar. Much better with it. 5 stars

  KT in Fairborn, Ohio  Dec 21, 2016
Would make this again.
This is the BEST cookie. I added holiday plain M&Ms and a handful of white chips. Using a 1" scoop made 7 dozen cookies. Baked for 13-15 min. 5 stars

  Sue in NYc  Dec 17, 2016
Would make this again.
These are a family favorite. Make them every Christmas and they are a big hit! 5 stars

  Polly in Florida  Dec 13, 2016
Would make this again.
Everybody just loved these cookies!! 5 stars

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